Blue Hawk Softball Wins Opening Round Tournament with Win Over Madonna (MI) 7-3.

Blue Hawk Softball Wins Opening Round Tournament with Win Over Madonna (MI) 7-3.

IRVINE, CA- The Dickinson State University Softball team has won the Opening Round NAIA National Softball Tournament hosted by Concordia (CA) in Irvine, CA with a thrilling win over Madonna (MI) on Wednesday.

The Blue Hawks found themselves down 3-0 going into the bottom of the seventh and final inning when the Blue Hawks put together one of the greatest comebacks in Dickinson State University Athletics history.

Brianna Grayson led off the inning reaching first base via an error by the Madonna (MI) Short Stop. Monique Yslas then had an infield single followed by an amazing at-bat by Tiffany Morgan who eventually reach base on a walk. Morgan Glowa would then come in a pinch run for Morgan. With the bases now loaded, Rabecca Lopez singled to center field, scoring two runs. 

With no outs and runners on first and second and still down by one run, McKenzie Kenobbie put down a great bunt and reach first base safely to load up the bases. Alex Vargas then singled to left field, scoring the tieing run with the bases still loaded.

With the Blue Hawks fighting back to tie the ball game up still with no outs, Senior Janell LaRont came up to the plate and crushed the first pitch over the center field fence, ending the game in walk-off fashion.

Regan Lawrence pitched her third complete game of the tournament allowing three runs on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts to earn her third victory of the tournament.

The Blue Hawks will now advance to the NAIA National Softball Championship in Sioux City (IA) on May 22nd-28th.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Madonna (Mich.) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0   3 4 1
Dickinson State (N.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 7   7 9 0
Madonna (Mich.) Dickinson State (N.D.)
Player AB R H RBI PO A
M. Kaiser LF 3 1 2 0 2 0
E. Cook 2B 3 1 1 3 2 1
M. Kish C 4 0 1 0 4 0
N. Salloum SS 2 0 0 0 1 3
B. Keethler DP 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daschke PR 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Kraatz PR 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Rebain 1B 2 0 0 0 6 0
B. DeBono RF 3 0 0 0 0 0
K. Creighton CF 2 1 0 0 2 0
K. Trierweiler 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1
B. Crampton P 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team            
Totals 22 3 4 3 18 5
Player AB R H RBI PO A
R. Lopez 1B 4 1 1 2 7 1
M. Kenobbie CF 3 1 2 0 3 1
A. Vargas SS 4 1 1 1 2 2
J. LaRont 3B 3 1 1 4 0 2
C. Torres C 3 0 2 0 4 1
B. Schmitt PR 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Lawrence DP 3 0 0 0 1 1
B. Grayson RF 3 1 0 0 1 0
M. Yslas 2B 3 1 2 0 3 1
M. Glowa LF 2 1 0 0 0 0
T. Morgan PH 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Watson P 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team            
Totals 28 7 9 7 21 9
E - MU(1): Salloum, DiSU(0)
DP - MU(0) DiSU(2): Kenobbie, Lopez LEFT - MU(6): Debono(2), Kaiser, Kish, Kraatz, Salloum, DiSU(6): Kenobbie(2), Laront, Lawrence, Schmitt, Yslas
2B - MU(0) DiSU(0) 3B - MU(0) DiSU(0)
HR - MU(1): Cook, DiSU(1): Laront
SB - MU(0) DiSU(0) CS - MU(0) DiSU(0)
Madonna (Mich.) Dickinson State (N.D.)
Player IP H R ER BB SO AB
B. Crampton 6.0 9 7 6 3 4 28
Totals 6.0 9 7 6 3 4 28
Player IP H R ER BB SO AB
A. Watson 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Lawrence 7.0 4 3 3 4 5 22
Totals 7.0 4 3 3 4 5 22

Winner - Lawrence, Regan Loser - Crampton, Bree Save -
WP - MU(0) DiSU(0) PB - MU(0) DiSU(0) BK - MU(0) DiSU(0)
HBP - MU(0) DiSU(2): Lawrence(2)